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Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

Any meetings, proposals or details of a CSU purchase offer should be open to the public and most certainly would require a vote of the people before it could even proceed. Be very wary of closed door proceedings. CSU assets far outweigh the assets of Memorial Hospital and any consideration of selling off any or all portions of the Electric System needs extensive public scrutiny and approval before giving it away to a for profit energy corporation.

Posted by rms on 07/09/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

Boulder recently voted to rid itself of Xcel energy - just in time to avoid Xcel's request for another $138 million rate increase. Don't tie yourself to a Minnesota utility, as absentee landlords are seldom a good idea.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 07/09/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

I've got a feeling that a few of those "supporters" aren't going to be when they leave the meeting.

Jon and all of you sellouts who support it because you're being paid to: enjoy it while it lasts. If you think that this won't come back to bite you in the ass you're fools.

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Posted by Former_YP on 07/09/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Re: Helen Sabin's letter......

I’m a USAFA graduate (’85) and veteran who supports MRFF. The kerfuffle stirred up by Stephen Losey’s recent article is unfortunate, because the issue is a red herring at best and an unfair hatchet job at worst.

Unlike some organizations, MRFF’s does not collect donations and use that money for financial support of some constituency. There are groups that do that – two that spring to mind are the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House Foundation (where both CEO’s earn more than MRFF’s CEO, I believe). That is not the model or mission under which MRFF operates. Donors to MRFF understand that we support the expenses and viability of the organization, including Mikey Weinstein’s salary. There is no subterfuge. No misrepresentation. No broken promise.

Mr. Losey’s selective use of Charity Navigator’s guidance is also troubling. Beyond general advice about expense ratios and board structure, CN also cautions: “Consider the performance of the charity in relation to the CEO's pay. If you come across a charity whose CEO pay is higher than other similar charities, don't immediately dismiss that charity's request for funding.” (2013 Charity CEO Compensation Study). By any measure, Mikey has been enormously successful as a leading voice in the fight to ensure all military members fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they are entitled under the First Amendment.

As a corporate executive, I appreciate the links between skill sets, job requirements and salary. Mikey is appropriately compensated for his talents and for the tremendous job requirements that he shoulders. He brings to his role vast experience and capability as an attorney and former JAG, attributes that would be valued (and appropriately compensated) by many organizations.

Mikey is one of the most honorable and genuine men I know. It’s important to note that, despite misspeaking in the Losey interview, Mikey actually does not vote on his own salary. He is worth every cent of his compensation, and I know my donations are a solid investment in an important cause.

Mike Challman

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Posted by Mike Challman on 07/09/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “On arts coverage and ethics

Hasn't the Gazette been doing this for a long time with the Go section?

Just another reason why I ready the Indy - you can trust that the content hasn't been bought!

Posted by Sara Carlson on 07/09/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

Mr. Smith, how about the "sweet man" who pretends to care about women, but actually only wants to advertise his predatory loan service for free.

Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/09/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “More support, less government

Well I wish they would get ahold of my case! My ex owes over 500k. Never seen one penny. Child support enforcement is a joke. I know where my ex is and they still cannot collect. Last time I was down there which was over a year ago they had the nerve to tell me my case is a disaster for their statistics! You would think that would motivate them to collect. Thankfully I did not wait for them to solve my problems. I went back to school, got a good career, and make my own living without any government support. If the day comes I ever see any of this money it will be like I hit the lottery. The pot keeps growing at over 5k a month and my youngest are 7. I will have many more year of messing up their precious "statistics"!

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Posted by Coach80 on 07/09/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Local pot pioneer wants out, Springs cannabis comic fest debuts and more

OOPS, Before we started Cannabis Therapeutics, it was, from the HEART, about patient care. WE gathered Colorado's BEST doctors, Lawyers, Caregivers, and Patients for Development of a Compassionate Care based reasonable access offering to patients.

What we have seen in years subsequent is: Perversion, Pollution, Distortion, Over-Regulation, and Greed Driven solutions, none of which Benefit REAL patients or their cause~~ alternatives for non-synthetic prescription narcotic drugs!!

Although, I walked away from Michael Lee's operation numerous years ago, I Totally Agree with him that monetary interests in the 'Wild West' of politics, have been allowed to FEED long a d HARD in the 'lil piggie' troughs of GREED, so sad, really.

Here is Just a Glimpse at the MADNESS, currently a part of the Rocky Mountain Cannabis Landscape:

A New Day Today, But NO Response from DPA? Oh, ART WAY did change the identity of his posting to Anonymous, SO MANY, that IS his response. His original posting tone, sounded like he WAS speaking as head of the organization.......apparently NOT!

Drug Policy Alliance Blog 'HEATS UP'!
http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/lessons-lea…

My Comment:
While I thank you for the opportunity to Dialogue, Art Way, I am from the reality of the fact that you have literally had Zero Interest in engaging with patient-based interests, for numerous years. Nope, Sensible Colorado doesn't count, as, first off, they are NOT about patient's interests and issues at all, having proved that in recent years, but, historically, lending a deaf ear to those individual patients in legal trouble with comments like, "your case doesn't really fit the scope of our practice", or other such nonsense, as numerous NORML Lawyers have been known to do in the past.
So, here you are, separating Industry issues from patient issues, all the While feeding your own organizations money troth with New Cannabis Industry Monies, all the while, refusing to allow patients the opportunity to be able to afford hundreds of dollars of 'reduced rate' options to attend your conferences, AND Have their interests and voices heard.

So, line 'em up, Sensible Sucks, Norml Sucks, NCIA Sucks, ASA SUCKS, as shown by the "Coloradans for Safe Access" caregiver steering fiasco that pulled them OUT of the Rocky Mountain State Completely, and others. Oops, Sensible did help One highly publicized politically charged patient case or two, one patient 'helped' compared to how many hundred thousand patients now. Right, fund raising IS important! It can help Fund a new East Coast Cannabis Law Practice, after all, aye? Another proud association you've maintained over how many years?

You've listened to Them ALL, Art Way, except you have NEVER listened to the whole host of Important Patient Issues, but, it is now time to MAN UP?

I have about the same, or similar, level of the lack of RESPECT I have for Soros 'Bought & Paid For' Intern Womanizer Rob Kampia of the Other Dastardly Organization, MPP Marijuana Policy Project. Since the numerous lawsuits for inappropriate sexual office activities, Kampia was RUN out of Washington, D.C., Only to Come Here to a new Denver lifestyle of respect for women and the Importance of a new industry development to Glob on to, you think? Come on, Art Way, how often do you two get together for a real patient-centric dialogue? NOT.

Instead, let me tell you from the outside, it IS ALL about the MONEY! Have you asked, EVER, of your constituents, legislative contacts, and Lobbyists, alike, to dialogue about the continual perpetuation of Five Plus Felonies on the books in Colorado still, involving marijuana that Robert Chase speaks so tirelessly about? DRUG POLICY, nawh. Cricket chirping, or, might you come back with the Old Tired Line about 'Baby Steps' that was overused by Tvert and Company for years, as you stood in the Background for support?

REALITY TIME, since this is getting old, the NEW news is, Let me spell it M-O-N-S-A-N-T-O influences. What say you about the current industry state of affairs with your friends at River Rock Wellness? And, let's digress to the idea of 'Shake' cannabis with No Buds in Connecticut, for, what nurse Eileen calls "pharmaceutical standards" to insure batch consistence, huh?

Do "I" NEED to Challenge you to a Large Public Forum DEBATE, so we can see just how distorted by GREED and MONEY INFLUENCES your DPA philosophies have gone?
Surely, you can't be against a dialogue of Transparency to identify exactly where DPA is at with these concerns~~ GMO MARIJUANA, etc.

We can Do it at a venue some night like Quixotes, so people can come out for Charity. Not like Denver Relief's non-existent Light Bulb donation to Boulder Flood Victim kind of 'Charity', but split up amongst legitimate non-profits like the Phoenix Tears Foundation, to help Kill Cancer with Cannabis, ok? What have you got to lose at this juncture, caught in bed with the Corporate Slugs, or can YOU Rise Above, in a Legitimate DRUG POLICY DEBATE! Industry, Government, and Science VS. individual Patient Interests, Alternative Naturopathic Therapies, and Home-Based Medicine.

Ground up Shake or Pharmaceutical Standards, YOU Decide?

https://m.facebook.com/GroundCloud/posts/6…
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Something Disturbing to me about that Headline in Last Night's WESTWORD Post!

"Cannabis leaders of the future: Murphy Murri" --
http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2014/…

NEVER HEARD of HER!
Especially weird Since I have a Long Well Known Statewide History with Medical Cannabis, second facility in the State Cannabis Therapeutics, etc. Knew Both Rev. Jeremy and Jenny Kush, but don't recall her, sorry.
Is She Another Media Darling the Corporate Paid Off THUGS of the current traditional media want to showcase? With so many State Licensed business interests, is she like River Rock's Wellness, and, obviously intertwined 'hidden' financial interests with Big Money MONSANTO type interests using figureheads?
Today's Facebook Posting Tells More Hints of What is to cone when REAL REPORTERS Start Covering REAL STORIES, like WHO Owns these Dispensaries, EXACTLY? Will it take future Legislative Hearings to finally Bring out the Truths of 'Big Business' Infiltration of the Colorado "New Cannabis Industry". The same gang of Thugs currently traveling across the USA staking Claims.

Fuckin' Journalism, Sheesh!!
DIG DIG DIG

Today's Facebook Posting
Colorado Rare Dankness Seed Announces NO LONGER working with River Rock Wellness
This evening's Facebook Posting from
RareDankness Seed
Effective immediately Rare Dankness seed will no longer be working with River Rock Wellness or any of its affiliates.
We at a Rare Dankness hold no animosity to the owners/employees or patients of RRW. I believe, that at this time, our companies philosophies and goals are headed on opposite paths.
My goal and hope has always been freedom for this plant. I want to see Cannabis legalized, decriminalized, and just allowed to exist as any other plant exists. Free from oppression, and available to everyone. I'm a grower and my commitment will always be to the grower.
I realized that in order to maintain our course and commitment to this plant will require RD to take fuller control of all aspects of production.
From seed to harvest, breeding and mother facilities and curing time on flowers. It has become an obsession to bring back herb that has been grown to perfection and taken a step beyond perfection with a proper cure and handled with love and respect.
We are now in the process of finalizing the new Rare Dankness Colorado home, which we are very excited about. We will make that announcement in the next few weeks.

MY COMMENT:
I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND your Reasoning!! I Mean, if River Rock wouldn't have hired a 40 year Monsanto Exec
was also sued for $700 Million for dumping PCB's, as a Savvy Business Person, I would Want to Dis-Associate, also!
http://www.occupycorporatism.com/home/wash…
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Colorado: RIVER ROCK Dispensary Officially tied to MONSANTO
http://marketfy.com/content/46121-intervie…
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbi…
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The C.D.P.H.E. Dr. Wolk Opening Remark for the Upcoming
"MMJ for Medical Professionals Conference" includes speaker list with River Rock's "CAREGIVER" Tony Verzura​​ talking about patient treatment "PLANS"!

Been there, the Veteran Security and their lil PTSD dog are Overbearing, first. Sensitivity with PATIENTS, even when he is two foot Bigger than you~~ Professionalism & NO FEAR. Shake for $99. an Ounce is there apparent idea of a "Treatment Plan".
River Rock Wellness Treatment Plan=Fiction It Doesn't Exist people, Sheesh!
My alleged BudTender, identified himself as a New 'Trimmer' employee was, Basically, unknowledgeable of the 40 per cent of Therapies available for sale in coolers, mini-frigs, racks, and multiple complicated displays. Marys Medicinals Sticks in back wall jar, no price, AND, if I wasn't personally familiar with the product or the offering, I would be Clueless and Lost, just like my "Budtender" or "Patient Therapy Professional" or "Patient Treatment Plan Facilitator" or whatever Else, the 1% er "Children of Monsanto" have come up with here! Marijuana for Medical Professionals
effort and Conference
http://mmjfordoctors.com/faculty-speakers/
STATEWIDE PATIENT FORCES, OCCUPY Volunteers,& ANONYMOUS Volunteers,& OUR 'WE THE PEOPLE' Supporters,
I IMAGINE, will SOON BE ASKED ENMASS TO PUBLICLY PROTEST THESE Behind the scenes activities.
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More About the MONSANTO RIVER ROCK GROW EMPIRE, Where GMO POT GROWS?
http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/4/19/56186…

Posted by Timothy Tipton on 07/09/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Saigon Wings, Steffi's Bakery and Confections, Big Train

Those caramels seriously have to be some of the best I have ever had! SO GOOD!

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Posted by Angie Stout on 07/09/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

I don’t think that you have to use men but women must be cleverer. I know so many women who helped their boyfriends or who took cash advance loan no faxing on this site: http://www.cashadvanceloanstore.com/ for paying debts of their men. It seems to me that men often use women and I wasn’t to advise you not to take any loans if this man is not your husband. Be careful with different sweet men who promise you everything what you want.

Posted by Brian Smith on 07/09/2014 at 2:33 AM

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